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Our Mission

Shared Mission Statement 

Success for ALL Learners!

Shared Vision Statement

To ensure the future development and growth of Howard Wood Elementary, we must have a clear sense of the goals we are trying to accomplish, the characteristics of the school we hope to become, and the contributions of the stakeholders in order to transform our vision into reality.

 

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Howard Wood’s rigorous and standards-based curriculum promotes intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, and challenges students to reach their full potential. Instruction is differentiated and engaging—providing support to be successful across grade levels. The use of common formative assessments guides instruction and aids teachers in meeting the learning needs of all students.

  • Emphasis on the Individual Student Equity and Access for All

Howard Wood Elementary values the well-rounded child. A variety of instructional strategies are used to inspire all students to be active participants in their learning. Each child is challenged to reach their maximum learning potential. A focus on encouraging student responsibility and promoting good character translates to success in elementary school and beyond.

 

  • Working within a Professional Learning Community

Howard Wood fosters a collaborative culture where its members respect, support and encourage each other. The staff works interdependently analyzing results to guide and inform instruction. Our school community believes their efforts, improvements, and achievements will be recognized and celebrated.

  • A Culture of Learning

Howard Wood Elementary has created a safe and caring environment where students are engaged in activities that are focused on the well-rounded child. Wood’s culture fosters students with growth mindsets—encouraging them to take risks in their learning and reach their maximum potential.

We will develop a safe, caring environment where students are engaged in activities focused on developing the well-rounded child.

We will support and instill a belief that students can achieve and succeed.

  • Community Engagement

Howard Wood Elementary recognizes the value of working with our families and the community to promote the importance of educational excellence.

Shared Values/ Collective Commitments

In order to achieve the vision of a school that functions as a Professional Learning community, the staff makes the following collective commitments:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

We will prepare all students for the next level of learning.

We will implement common formative assessments (CFAs) to guide our instruction.

 

  • Emphasis on the Individual Student Equity and Access for All

 

We will differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.

 

We will be a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) community.

 

  • Working within a Professional Learning Community

 

We will focus on learning.

 

We will work collaboratively.

 

We will hold ourselves accountable for student results.

 

  • A Culture of Learning

 

We will support and instill a belief that learners will achieve and succeed.

 

  • Community Engagement

 

We will improve communication between the school and home by actively involving parents and the community in the learning process.